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Hymn of ancient lands : for SATB (divisi) chorus with soprano solo / Joseph Twist.
by Joseph Twist (2015)
old with the new by paying homage to the ancient poem and reflecting its significance with my own musical ideas.
"Caedmon's Hymn" is a universal song which praises God's creation of Heaven and Earth, which he calls "Middangeard" (Middle-Earth), a name for inhabited lands in ancient mythology of the time. Extending upon this, Hymn of Ancient Lands expresses adoration of land and nature through a ritualistic musical journey which progresses from sparse and plaintive to energetic and joyful. From a modern point of view, Hymn of Ancient Lands expresses Australia's passion for traveling overseas and exploring many different lands, combined with a deep sense of belonging and respect for our own unique and magnificent landscape.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (18p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Medium — Divisi writing, close harmonies
Duration: 7 min.
Includes program note.
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